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Tony Kanaan Wins Indy 500, Allmendinger Makes Most Of 2nd Chance

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Tony Kanaan of Brazil, driver of the Hydroxycut KV Racing Technology-SH Racing Chevrolet, races during the IZOD IndyCar Series 97th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Tony Kanaan of Brazil, driver of the Hydroxycut KV Racing Technology-SH Racing Chevrolet, races during the IZOD IndyCar Series 97th running of the Indianpolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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By DAVE SKRETTA/AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A.J. Allmendinger made the most of his second chance from Roger Penske.

After losing his Sprint Cup ride following a failed drug test, Allmendinger was given a shot to drive for Penske in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. He qualified in the second row and, after falling back at the start, soon found himself leading the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Allmendinger spent most of the afternoon running near the front, even after a seatbelt came undone and forced him to pit out of sequence. He wound up finishing seventh in his Indianapolis debut when a late wreck by Dario Franchitti forced the race to end under caution.

Tony Kanaan had driven past Ryan Hunter-Reay just before Franchitti’s wreck to win the race.

 

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